1,700 acre fire in Yolo County prompts evacuations


YOLO COUNTY (KRON) — Fire crews in Yolo County are working to put out a 1,700 acre fire near Rumsey, which is in northern part of the county, about 45 miles from Davis. 

The fire is burning near County Road 41 and Highway 16. 

Caltrans has shut down Highway 16 at Rumsey Canyon, with no estimated time of reopening.

CAL FIRE most recently reported the fire to be about 1,700 acres.

The agency has not provided information on containment. 

The fire was first reported by CAL FIRE via Twitter around 4:18 p.m. 

Yolo County has issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the Capay Valley, north of Guinda. 

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There is an evacuation center for residents at the Boy Scout Cabin in Esparto at 16980 Yolo Avenue.

Smoke from the fire has drifted into parts of the Bay Area, included in Marin County.

County officials reiterated there is no danger to the area, but that a red flag warning is still in effect. 

The Vallejo Fire Department is among other area crews responding the fire. The firefighters’ association says the department is sending a strike team to assist. 

Video above courtesy: Craig Philpott

Two community resource centers opened Sunday morning in Grass Valley at Sierra College and in Oroville at Harrison Stadium. 

Sierra College — 250 Sierra College Drive.

Harrison Stadium — 1674 3rd Avenue

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